A winery in Spain’s Galicia region recently unveiled their new wine-flavored water that allows consumers to enjoy the taste of red or white wine without worrying about getting drunk or putting on weight.
Called Vida Gallaecia, the enriched water allegedly tastes like wine, but contains no alcohol and very few calories, “making it suitable for consumption anytime, anywhere.”
via Oddity Central:
Although the secret formula behind the ingenious beverage is a well-guarded secret, its creators have revealed that it involves the use of flavanols from grapes and residues from the wine making process.
“The water is enriched with flavanols from grapes and residues from Godello wine making, since there are numerous studies that associate the intake of flavonols with health benefits. For example, they have positive effects for diabetes, they are antioxidants, cardioprotective or antibacterial,” Carmen Martínez, a doctor in Biology and researcher at the Biological Mission of Salcedo, told The Voice of Galicia.
Vida Gallaecia is enriched with wine flavors made from two varieties of grapes – Mencia for red wine, and Godello for white wine – and contains no chemical solvents. The water base comes from Galician springs and the wine from the soil of the Valdeorras region. Asked if the enriched water really tastes like wine, one of the co-founders of Bodega Líquido Gallaecia said:
“Yes, it’s like drinking a wine but ingesting something totally healthy and alcohol-free, since in the end the base is water.”
It’s not commercially available yet, Vida Gallaecia will be launched in Spain soon, with another big rollout in Japan, where demand for this kind of products is really high. (Clear, alcohol-free beer is massively popular there).
The Spanish winery has already been approached by an airline interested in distributing its enriched water on flights, and it is in contact with agents in the United States and Mexico.
Cheers, I guess.
(via Oddity Central; Top photo: Pixabay, bottom: Bodega Liquido Gallaecia/Facebook)